The world’s largest active volcano, Hawaii’s Mauna LoaThe eruption of, for The first time in almost Four decades, authorities said Monday.
Mauna Loa erupted at 11:30 p.m. local time Sunday, in What was its significance? first eruption since 1984, according to the Hawaii Volcano Observatory.
As the eruption began in Moku‘āweoweo, the summit caldera of Mauna Loa The alert level was raised by the US Geological Survey in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for The volcano is from “advisory” To a “warning.”
“At this time, lava flows are contained within the summit area and are not threatening downslope communities,” The USGS said.
“Winds may carry volcanic gas and possibly fine ash and Pele’s hair downwind.”
The USGS warned that eruptions in the initial stages could become catastrophic. “very dynamic and the location and advance of lava flows can change rapidly.”
“If the eruption remains in Moku(*4*)s summit caldera, “lava flows may move rapidly downslope.”
Residents at Risk Mauna Loa were warned to review preparedness guides and refer to Hawai’i County Civil Defense information for Any further guidance.